Tasting the clean air at Mokuola is a wonderful way to soothe your frazzled nerves.
You can experience it in Hilo.
If you're going to travel all the way to Mokuola, you may want to find a room that's not too far away. You will find as many as 9 hotels within 2 miles (3 kilometers). Many visitors like the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton and Hilltop Legacy Vacation Rental, 1 mile (2 kilometers), 2 miles (3 kilometers) and 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, respectively.
You'll be able to find a small selection of low-cost accommodations within easy driving distance. The Hilo Seaside Hotel and the Aarons Cottage are two of the more reputable places.
Socialize, sit back and get to know the locals at Aunty Pon's Cafe, which is just a stone's throw away. Aomatsu is a fantastic option that's nearby if you want to eat a dish or two. Finish off a leisurely day and kick back with a drink at Karma's Bar and Lounge, which is also a brief walk away.